Standby Generators

Generac - The #1 Name in Backup Generators

Westside Energy is an authorized South Australian distributer of Generac generators.

Founded in America in 1959, Generac was the first to engineer affordable home standby generators, along with the first engine developed specifically for the rigors of generator use, and is now the #1 manufacturer of home backup generators. Generac manufactures a wide range of power products in the marketplace including portable, residential, commercial and industrial generators. They are also the leading designer and manufacturer of manual and fully automatic transfer switches and accessories for backup power applications up to 2 MW.

Backup Power For Your Home & Business

Automatic backup power means your home or business is always protected – even when you’re away! Generac automatic backup generators are permanently installed. Automatically deliver power during an outage. Can back up your entire home or business if you choose. And are the preferred brand of homeowners who invest in home backup power.

PROTECT YOUR HOME OR SMALL BUSINESS 24/7… WHETHER YOU’RE PRESENT OR NOT

Here’s How it Works;

Utility Power is Lost

Perhaps it’s a storm. Maybe it’s a grid failure. In any case, the electricity you depend on is suddenly gone.

Your System Detects the Problem

Within seconds, your generator prepares to restore your home’s power.

Your Generator Turns On

Whether You’re Home or Away. Within a few seconds, it is up to speed and generating electricity

Your Power is Restored

The automatic transfer switch sends generator power to your home. And it will continue until utility power returns

PORTABLE vs. AUTOMATIC STANDBY

You may be considering a portable generator for use during power outages. Portables are an option, and they can certainly be used to provide backup power, but there are some key differences you need to be aware of:

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UsesPortability makes them ideal for job sites, tailgating, camps, or other remote locations.They are hard-wired to your home so that’s the only place you will use them.
StartingYou must be home when the power goes out to start and connect almost all portables.Starts up automatically when utility power is lost— whether you’re home or away.
ConnectingMust be manually connected via a transfer switch or with extension cords.Permanently connected to your home’s electrical system so there is nothing you need to do when power is lost.
RefuelingMust be refuelled every hour or so, depending on loads and size of fuel tank.No refueling if connected to your natural gas line. We also offer an LPG option.
CapacityTypically powers only some key appliances..Can power your entire home, business or selected circuits.
MonitoringYou must monitor operation in person.With Mobile Link™ you can monitor your generator from your smartphone, tablet or PC.